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The Shawnee News-Star
  • Mom in Tulsa child neglect case pleads guilty

  • TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A Tulsa woman has pleaded guilty to child neglect after one of her children was found locked in a metal dog cage and her husband passed out on drugs and alcohol in their home.
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  • TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A Tulsa woman has pleaded guilty to child neglect after one of her children was found locked in a metal dog cage and her husband passed out on drugs and alcohol in their home.
     
    The woman faces up to five years in prison after entering the plea Thursday in Tulsa County District Court. Sentencing is set for June 27.
     
    The woman said she should have known her husband would likely neglect their children because of a back injury and alcohol problems.
     
    The Associated Press is not naming the father or mother to protect the child's identity.
     
    Police found their 22-month-old daughter locked in the animal crate in November. A 3-year-old was also wandering around naked outside and another 3-year-old was naked and unsupervised.
     
    The husband faces trial in October.

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